The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has put in place a facility to virtually inspect schools to “improve affiliation” in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, an official said Thursday.
These schools “are already on the board and due to the natural growth of higher-grade students, the schools are facing difficulties from failing to conduct inspections,” said CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathi.
The virtual inspection is being carried out to “upgrade to upper secondary and upper secondary education for cases registered by the 2021-22 session,” and new inspection committees will be set up for this, the official said.
It found that “the physical inspection of schools that have requested membership upgrade has been delayed due to the current COVID-19 situation where schools are not fully operational,” Tripathi said.
“The inspection committees that are formed to conduct the virtual inspection must positively complete the inspection within 10 days,” he said.
The board will set up a moderation center to answer questions and problems from schools and inspection committees related to the virtual inspection.